Jennifer Louise Fry*

Jennifer Louise Fry*

Jennifer Louise Fry*

  • Morgan & Weisbrod LLP
  • 11551 Forest Central Drive Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75243
  • 214-373-3761
*Ms. Fry now serves as "Of Counsel" for the firm of Morgan & Weisbrod, and is a former partner whom has retired from the practice of law to pursue a second career in teaching.  Formerly an attorney assisting Social Security judges at the Office of Disability Adjudication & Review in Fort Worth, Ms. Fry represented disability claimants since 1986 and devoted her law practice exclusively to representing disability claimants at both the administrative and federal levels since 1991 with great success. She began her legal career in 1986, representing indigent clients in civil matters with a strong emphasis in the area of public entitlements. After one year as a staff attorney for the Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals, she began the private practice of law, practicing exclusively in the area of Social Security Disability. Ms. Fry is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education and legal services sponsored Social Security Disability Law programs and seminars and has trained many attorneys and paralegals throughout the state of Texas. She holds a lifetime teaching certificate from the state of Missouri.

Representative Cases:
Newton v. Apfel, 209 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2000)
Ripley v. Chater, 67 F.3d 552 (5th Cir. 1995)
Lovings v. Commissioner, 914 F.Supp. 1432 (E.D. Tex. 1995)
Nehlig v. Commissioner, 40 F.Supp. 2d 841 (E.D. Tex. 1995)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
Federal & American Bar Associations
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) Sustaining Member
Dallas Association of Social Security Claimants' Attorneys (DASSCA), 1995 Treasurer
Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (FOSSCR)
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Trainer and Legal Advisor City of North Richland Hills
Teen Court, Texas Teen Court Association, 1990 - 1993

Past Employment Positions:
West Texas Legal Services, Staff Attorney, 1986 - 1990
Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Staff Attorney, 1990 - 1991

Education:

Professional Honors & Activities:

Texas Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2006
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Plano West Senior High Mock Trial Team Attorney Sponsor/Coach, 2010 to Present
Member, American Bar Association Advisory Panel, 2012 to Present
Member, University of California Los Angeles Parents' Council, 2011 to Present


Presentations & Speeches:
SSI and Social Security Disability Webcast, Texas Bar CLE February 17, 2012

"Handling a Social Security Disability Case in Texas", National Business Institute, Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas, April 21, 2004 - April 23, 2004

"Words of Wisdom: Drop in I.Q. Points Following Bypass Surgery", Annual Fall Conference of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2003

"Words of Wisdom: Drop in I.Q. Points Following Coronary-Artery Bypass Surgery", Tenth Annual Conference of the Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (FOSSCR), San Antonio, Texas, February 8, 2003

"Worker's Compensation Offsets, Re-opening Prior Determinations, Vocational Rehabilitation Regulation,Federal Court Practice, HALLEX, Other Benefits Available to an SSI/SSD Recipient, Medicare/Medicaid, Earnings Record, Calculation of Pay Dates: Difference Between SSI/SSDI", Ninth Annual Advanced SSI/SSD Seminar sponsored by West Texas Legal Services' Private Attorney Involvement Program, Fort Worth, Texas, January 23, 1998

"Step Five of the Sequential Evaluation Process", Eighth Annual Social Security SupplementalSecurity Income Seminar sponsored by West Texas Legal Services Private Attorney Involvement Program, October 17, 1996

"Practice Pointers - Remanding for New Evidence at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals", Third Annual FOSSCR Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 10, 1996

"Supplemental Issues Involving Worker's Compensation Offsets, Re-opening Prior Determinations, Vocational Rehabilitation Regulation, Federal Court Practice, HALLEX", West Texas Legal Services' Private Attorney Involvement Program, Fort Worth, Texas, September 16, 1994

"Supplemental Issues Involving Worker's Compensation Offsets, Federal Court Practice, Re-opening Prior Determinations, HALLEX", West Texas Legal Services' Private Attorney Involvement Program, Fort Worth, Texas, January 15, 1993

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1986

Court Admissions:

U.S. Federal Courts
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1997
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1992
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004